Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Contest
Ends on 7/16/2013
The University of North Texas Press announces the 2014 Katherine Anne
Porter Prize in Short Fiction. The Winner of this annual award will
receive $1,000 and publication by UNT Press. Entries will be judged by
an eminent writer.
Dates for submission: Manuscripts may be submitted between 9:00 am on
May 16 and 5:00 pm on July 16, 2013. The winning manuscript will be
announced in January 2014.
We only accept electronic submissions.
The $25.00 entry fee can be paid online via credit card or PayPal.
Entries can be a combination of short-shorts, short stories, and
novellas, from 100 to 200 book pages in length (word count between
27,500 and 50,000). Material should be previously unpublished in book
form. Once a winner is declared and contracted for publication, UNT
Press will hold the rights to the stories in the winning collection.
They may no longer be under consideration for serial publication
elsewhere and must be withdrawn by the author from consideration.
1. Please be sure manuscript pages are numbered.
2. Please include a table of contents.
3. Please use a standard, easy-to-read font such as Times New Roman in
4. Stories included in the submission may have appeared previously in
magazines or anthologies but may not have been previously published in
a book-length collection of the author's own work.
5. Authors may submit more than one manuscript to the competition for
consideration as long as no material is duplicated between submissions.
Each submission will require a separate entry fee.
6. Manuscripts under consideration for this competition may be submitted
elsewhere at the same time. Please withdraw your manuscript if it is
accepted by another publisher and should no longer be considered for
the Katherine Anne Porter Award competition. Withdrawal can be
completed via the submissions manager website. Entry fees are not
Blind review: Manuscripts will be considered on the merits of the fiction and
neither the initial reading committee members nor the final judge will
be aware of the names or publication records of the authors. Please do
not include your name on the pages of the manuscript-only in the form
boxes of the electronic submissions manager. The first page of the
manuscript should include the title of the collection only.